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Andrew Summers, Chairman of the Companies House Steering Board

Andrew Summers CMG - Chairman of the Companies House Steering Board

Andrew works in a variety of non-executive roles which include Director of Ramboll, a leading engineering consultancy, Chairman of Design Partners, the industry/government body which supports design companies internationally, and Deputy President of the Royal Society of Arts. He has been independent chairman of the Companies House Steering Board since 2007.

He was Chief Executive of the Design Council until 2003 and previously held many high profile positions for various companies including as Managing Director of Sharwoods and of RHM Foods and as the first Chief Executive of the Management Charter Initiative. His government roles have included board membership of the Small Business Service and of British Trade International and chairman of the DTI European Trade Committee. He was awarded the CMG in 2001 for his work in promoting UK design internationally.

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Peter Wyman

Peter Wyman

Peter Wyman has a portfolio of non executive appointments in commercial and not for profit organisations, including being a Senior Advisor to Albright Stonebridge Group LLC, Advisory Board member at Pasco Risk Management Ltd, Chairman of Sir Richard Sutton's Settled Estates, Treasurer, University of Bath, Audit and Risk Committee member at the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Science and Chairman of Somerset Community Foundation.

Previously Peter was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1978 until 2010, his most recent role in the Firm being Global Leader for Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs. In 2002/03 Peter was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday honours in 2006 for services to the accountancy profession.

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Nicky Alberry

Nicky Alberry

Nicky was appointed to the Steering Board in January 2009.

She started her career with HSBC but has worked extensively in the world of business support and economic development for the last 17 years.

She is Joint Chairman of GWE Business West, a South West based membership and economic development organisation and Chairman of Northern Arc, a company delivering publicly funded contracts in the area of business support and skills development to South West businesses. She is Vice Chairman on the Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon and a Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire.

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Sheila Doyle

Sheila Doyle

Sheila was appointed to the steering board in January 2010.

She has extensive experience in business, in particular specializing in IT management, strategic alignment and complex programme delivery. She has held senior positions, operating at board level with blue chip companies including BP, IBM and Deutsche Bank. She consulted to financial and manufacturing firms in Asia Pacific having spent a number of years in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. More recently, Sheila was appointed IT director for Royal Mail where her focus is on delivering customer facing solutions and leveraging technology in the digital age.

Sheila completed her PhD in Australia before returning to London with her family.

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Richard Carter

Richard Carter

Richard Carter is currently BIS's Director- Corporate Law & Governance and Director - Europe where he has responsibility for company law, accounting and audit regulation and standards, Better Regulation, European Strategy and Single Market policy.

A career civil servant, he has held a variety of civil service posts, including two previous periods working on company law issues. Prior to joining CLG, he was Director of BIS's New Industries New Jobs Directorate

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Bernadette Kelly

Bernadette Kelly - Director General of Fair Market - Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)

Bernadette Kelly was appointed Director General of Fair Markets, BIS in March 2010.

Bernadette joined BIS from the Department and Communities and Local Government, where she was Executive Director first of Planning and then Housing.

Bernadette began her career in the Department of Trade and Industry in 1986 where she worked in a number of roles mainly on regulatory policy and strategy and finance. In 1997 she moved to the Treasury where she led work on public sector pay and efficiency. From 1999 to 2001 she was Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. Following a secondment to ICI she became Director of Corporate Law and Governance at DTI. From 2005 she was a Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister, advising on transport, planning, housing and better regulation.Bernadette moved to DCLG in 2007 having led work on planning reform from the Cabinet Office.

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Companies House Steering Board Terms of Reference (PDF 74K)

Companies House Audit Committee (PDF 76K)